Julie’s ordination at Wells Cathedral

Sunday 30th June 10.30am

The coach will pick up from:-
Harbour Road bus stop in Watchet - 8.15am
North Street bus stop (next to Masons) – 8.25am
Please do not be late as we have been advised that the coach will not wait.

We will be dropped off at the bus stop in Sadler Street, Wells and collected from the same place at 2.00pm.


2.00 - 4.30pm    Come along to St Peter's for cream tea

in aid of Church funds

2.00 - 4.30pm  Come along to Holy Cross, Watchet

for Tea and Cakes at the Street Fair

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide
we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal;
grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen 

Anniversaries for July

(if you would like your loved one’s anniversary to be included here, please contact the above.)

Grant unto them eternal rest; and let perpetual light shine upon them.


Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc. 

Benefice Team:

Revd Mark Phillips              Vicar                                                                Tel: 01984-639669                        email: revdmarkphillips@outlook.com
George Fenech                       Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-633577                         email: georgefenech44@gmail.com
Sue Withycombe                    Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-632596                         email: withysue10@gmail.com
Janet Bremner                        Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 01984-632118                        email: janetbremner31@btinternet.com
Donna Marsden                     Reader & Mental Health First Aider           Tel: 01984-633707                        email: donnamarsden01@yahoo.co.uk   

Clare Phillips                           Reader                                                            Tel: 01984-639669                        email: clarephillips93@outlook.com

Chris Wade                             Mental Health First Aider                             Tel: 07725-303051                        email: cewadecastor2@gmail.com

Benefice Website:                 www.watchetandwillitonbenefice.com

Facebook:                   www.facebook.com/StPetersChurchWilliton   
Report a concern at bathandwells.org.uk/report-concerns or call Safeguarding Manager, Ben Goodhind: 01749-588917

Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Tracey Gullis.   Telephone: 07361-811707

The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 23 June 2024


The Fourth Sunday after TRINITY

​'God our Ruler and Guide'

Some choices in life are straightforward, others more difficult. In life’s journey, those who put their trust in
God find – in the words of today’s Collect – that God is ‘our ruler and guide’, who helps us pass through ‘things
temporal’ (this world) while holding on to the ‘things eternal’ (faith, hope and love – in Christ).

Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery

Watchet & Williton Benefice
23rd               Richard Allen, Andrew Tatham (Retired clergy)
24th               The staff & Students of Danesfield C of E Middle School (Patrick Weld; Chaplain), Knights Templar C of E & Methodist First School, St Peter’s C of E First School
25th                The Staff and visitors to Great Wood Camp, Patrick Weld (Chaplain)
26th                The employees and contractors at the three Hinkley Point Power Stations (A, B, and C), Ewen Huffman (Chaplain to HPC) and volunteer chaplains
Health & Care Centres
27th                 The staff and patients of Cannington Health Centre, Quantock Medical Centre (Nether Stowey), West Somerset Healthcare (Watchet and Williton Surgeries),                                        Williton Community Hospital (David Flower, Debbie Banks: Chaplains)
28th                  The staff and residents of Croft House (Williton) and The Old Vicarage Care Home (Stockland)
Local Government
29th                 Parish, Town and Unitary Authority Councillors; Ian Liddell-Grainger (MP); new housing and employment projects

Please continue to send items for the news sheet to both of us:
Sarah Lander: sclarkelander@gmail.com       Sue Withycombe:  withysue10@gmail.com

Both Churches will usually be open during daylight hours.

Prayers for Areas of Conflict

We pray for all areas of conflict, that those

in power may strive for peace and reconciliation

Next Sunday – 23rd June   ** and see below **

St Peter’s Williton               7.30am.    Benefice Holy communion
Julie's Ordination at Wells Cathedral - 10.30am

​​​​​Today’s Worship and Readings

9.15am                Holy Communion. St Peter’s Williton
10.45 am             Holy Communion. St Decuman’s Watchet

2 Corinthians 6: 1-13.     Mark 4:35-end

Prayers for the Benefice

Each week we join our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street

Anchor Street in Watchet

​Bank Street in Williton

Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.


We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: Alice, Edna S,
Geraldine F, Catherine, Jean K, and Philip C.

If you would like to be included on the Prayer List, please let Mark, Sarah or Sue know..

Dates for the week ahead:

Monday 24th June          7.30pm             St Decuman’s PCC meeting at Holy Cross
Tuesday 25th June          9.30am             Little Saints. Williton
Wednesday 26th June    10.00am           Little Saints. Watchet
Thursday 27th June    10.00-11.30am    CAMEO at St Peter’s
Friday 28th June              2.30pm             Music Group practice at Holy Cross
Saturday 29th June         2.00pm             Wedding of Jeremy and Lisa at St Peter’s

​Please note:there will be no Thursday morning prayer at Holy Cross until further notice

Your PCCs
Both parishes have now held their Annual Meetings, so here is the updated list of members.

                                        St Decuman’s                                                                    St Peter’s

Vicar                               Revd Mark Phillips                                                           Revd Mark Phillips
Reader                           Donna Marsden                                                               Donna Marsden
Reader                           Clare Phillips                                                                     Clare Phillips
Churchwardens          Janet Bremner                                                                  George Fenech       Sue Withycombe
Deanery Synod reps  Margaret Tatham   Ros Whellams                                 Clare Phillips           Sue Withycombe
Elected members:
Secretary                      Andrew Tatham                                                                Elizabeth Payne
Treasurer                     Glenys Knight                                                                    Peter Payne
                                        Tracey Gullis   Tony Knight                                             Tracey Copp   Margaret Gliddon
                                        Sarah Lander   Jim Powers                                              Elizabeth Grinstead    Sara Hempshall
                                        Chris Wade   Cynthia Webb                                            Ann Smith
                                        John Whellams